Senior Civil Engineer

at WSP USA in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Civil Engineer for our Portland, Maine office. Be involved in projects with our WSP USA Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

The role of a Senior Civil Engineer is to carry out the planning, design, and modeling of site grading, surface preparation, stormwater, stormwater management systems, preparation of technical documents and providing mentorship for junior engineers. Overall, you will be working with teams of engineers, architects, and scientists on a wide variety of projects including site development, infrastructure, landfills, stream restoration, and soil/groundwater remediation.

Your Impact

+ BS or MS degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering or related field.

+ 5-7 years civil/environmental design experience.

+ Work within multidiscipline design teams on wide variety of civil and civil/environmental projects, including site development, infrastructure, landfills, stream restoration, soil and groundwater remediation.

+ Grading and drainage design and stormwater modeling experience.

+ Erosion and sediment control and stormwater permitting experience.

+ Prepare engineering design calculations and design reports.

+ AutoCAD Civil3D knowledge for developing surface models and earthwork quantities.

+ Ability to read, comprehend, and prepare construction drawings and technical specifications.

+ Knowledge of materials of construction and developing construction details.

+ Preparation of project permitting documents for local, state and federal permits.

+ Perform construction inspection and oversight activities.

+ Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and organizational abilities.

+ Interact with coworkers, clients, and prospective clients while conducting work in a professional and ethical manner.

+ Willingness to accept responsibility and additional support tasks.

+ Strong dedication to maintaining a safe work environment and promoting company safety culture.

+ Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours if/as required.

+ Ability and willingness to travel to project sites. Approximately 20% overnight travel.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications:

+ BS or MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering.

+ PE or ability to obtain PE registration within 1 year.

+ Ability to prepare design engineering calculations, reports, specifications, and drawings.

+ AutoCAD Civil3D knowledge and experience.

+ 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training is a plus.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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Job Posting: JC258628621

Posted On: Apr 20, 2024

Updated On: May 22, 2024

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